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Marilyn Bell

Marilyn J. Bell, 81, of Antwerp, passed away Sunday, April 25th, at Defiance Inpatient Hospice Center.

Marilyn was born in Defiance on January 26, 1929 the daughter of the late Virl & Bessie (Baker) Speiser.

She retired from Sheller-Globe and was a member of Mount Calvary Lutheran Church of Antwerp & the Antwerp VFW Auxiliary.

On Oct. 29, 1948 Marilyn married Merton Bell, who died Aug. 14, 2002.

She will be sadly missed by her daughters, Janice (Mike) Casper of Bryan & Cindy of Antwerp; son, Kevin of Bryan; 12 grandchildren & 16 great grandchildren.

Marilyn was also preceded in death by her sons, Robert & Keith; grandson, Robby; sister, Delores Stein & brothers, Lloyd & Max Speiser.

Her funeral service is at Dooley Funeral Home, Antwerp at 11 am on Thursday, April 29th, with viewing one hour prior. Rev. Byron Adams will officiate.

Viewing is also Wednesday, 2-4 & 6-8 pm at Dooley Funeral Home.

She will be laid to rest at Six Corners Cemetery.

Memorials are to the PC Workshop.

Condolences and fond memories may be shared at www.dooleyfuneralhome.com

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To the Family of Marilyn Bell,
I am a first cousin of Marilyn and have many fond memories, both from recent years and from years long ago. In recent years Marilyn would take trips with the seniors from Defiance and visit a casino in Detroit. She and Bernice would let me know and I would drive into Detroit and spend the day with them. I will miss though outings, but will cherish my wonderful memories. Our deepest sympathies to you all.

Carolyn Burlingame May 1 2010 12:00 AM

Janice, I am so sorry for your loss. I did your mom's hair for years when I had the Shadow Salon. She was always such a pleasant person. I will keep your family in my prayers.
Jan Reeb

Jan Reeb Apr 29 2010 12:00 AM

Love, Prayers & Blessings for Marilyn's family. She was a special person. Mary Plum

maryplum Apr 29 2010 12:00 AM

Sorry to hear of Marilyn's passing, you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Rick, Kim and Kelsey

kim dangler Apr 29 2010 12:00 AM

We were so sorry to hear of Marilyn's passing. I was out of town, so unable to get to the funeral home. She was a good Christian woman. She and her family generously mowed the yard at Mount Calvary for many years and it was very much appreciated. Her actions spoke louder than words. Your family is in our prayers.
God's blessings.
Lonnie and Linda Bostelman

Lonnie & Linda Bostelman Apr 29 2010 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of Marilyns passing, our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Rick,Kim and Kelsey

Rick,Kim Kelsey Apr 28 2010 12:00 AM

Sorry for your loss

Rick Sailer Apr 28 2010 12:00 AM

Janice, Mike, Kevin and to the entire Bell family,
Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this time. Love you guys.

Brian and Mandy Luke Apr 28 2010 12:00 AM

Dear Bell family: I am sorry for your loss. I am comforted by the words of the apostle Paul at 1 Corinthians 15:26:" As the last enemy death is to be brought to nothing." I look forward to that time and when we will see our loved ones again. (Acts 24:15)

C. Hugg Apr 28 2010 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of your loss. You are all in my prayers.

Mindy Ankney Apr 28 2010 12:00 AM

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